Occupation - but which?
Newcomers to the profession, but also newcomers, are spoiled for choice in Germany: In addition to 344 state-recognized occupational vocational training courses, there are currently about 12 700 courses and subjects. Added to this are innumerable on-the-job training courses.
Around 390 state and private universities compete for the favor of those willing to study, and there are always courses of study and further education. The latter often do not even have to be accredited or nominated, which makes the overview particularly difficult.
I keep finding that young people do not even know what career opportunities they have, and that they often do not even know what they want. Because there are still enough young people who choose to choose an apprenticeship or a field of study.
Many are involved in the career choice
More than one in four apprenticeship relationships are terminated upon completion, around a third of which are still in the trial period. In some (supposedly) popular apprenticeships such as cooks, the dropout rate is almost 50%.
And we also see enormously high drop-out rates of 28% on average in the Bachelor's area for the degree programs, as for the training occupations. At around 35%, this rate is almost twice as high at universities as at FHs at around 19%. Recruiting expert Joachim Diercks writes in a nutshell:
Confusing diversity, but hardly used.
Which profession suits me?
Tom Diesbrock has in his post Where is the dream job? pointed out an elementary error that many people make when choosing a career: instead of looking for an activity that really interests them, they first orient themselves to the offer.
This shows that the right choice of career in Germany is an important, albeit underestimated topic and would like to discuss this in detail. Then you just study medicine, you know that, or law. You hardly come up with unusual ideas where you virtually reinvent your job. A procedure that Diesbrock rightly calls the classic self-knee-shooting technique.
The way to a dream job: keep your eyes open when choosing a career
The old saying "keep your eyes open when choosing a profession" still applies, but with the unmanageable offer it is difficult to direct your gaze in the right direction. Even at the graduation ceremony, 11% of all high school graduates have no idea what they want to do.
Barbara Knickrehm, vocational counselor for high school graduates at the Employment Agency Herford, advises in a post Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® Keep your eyes open when choosing your career Professional beginners and trainees, first of all to start with yourself before you get confused by the many possibilities:
“Instead of surfing the internet haphazardly, the first question you should ask yourself is which topics and tasks are of particular interest to you, are particularly great fun and which give the impression that they are easy to handle. But you should also consider the assessments of your surroundings in your own considerations. ”
What do self-assessment procedures do?
In the eye-on series, many more tips and hints are given on how to proceed strategically in the career choice. If you do not continue this way, a self-assessment center could help.
This is not only partly compulsory offered by some universities, but there are also tools for personal career choice online. An overview and self-experiment can be found in a series of articles on the Self-assessment procedure on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®.
Consulting can help with career planning
If you do not trust online tools, you can seek career advice. For school leavers, such career choice consultations are offered by the employment agencies for free.
For all others, there is a large army of private counselors and coaches who offer their vocation-finding and career-planning support. How to separate the wheat from the chaff and find the right one, can be found in a series of articles on the subject Career planning for executives on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®.
Change of employment: How can the change take place?
So, if you know what you want to do, but do not know how? Then I want to go to the Contributions by Tom-Diesbrock point out, which explains step-by-step how to proceed in terms of career reorientation.
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